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Com­ing Soon

We be­lieve Chevro­let knocked this one out of the park and has cre­ated a truly com­pet­i­tive full-size light-duty truck, both on paper and in the real world. GM has sold more trucks than any other com­pany for four years run­ning and they hope to con­tinue that trend with the new Silverado. They also hope that the new diesel of­fer­ing in this cat­e­gory helps to grow those num­bers as it has for the com­pany in the mid-sized truck mar­ket.

The styling will of course be po­lar­iz­ing, but with eight dif­fer­ent mod­els to choose from most buy­ers should be able to find a Silverado that is per­fect for each in­di­vid­ual’s style. Now we hold our breath and wait for the fi­nal specs on the pow­er­train con­fig­u­ra­tion op­tions and per­for­mance num­bers. We have high hopes for the 3.0 to be a qual­ity diesel op­tion, which will hope­fully be very tun­able and durable, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

This is an ex­cit­ing time in the lighter duty truck mar­ket, as in the next two years there should be a lot of new diesel op­tions. Be­sides the new Silverado 1500, there is al­ready the Ram Ecodiesel, Titan Cum­mins, Colorado/canyon Du­ra­max, and the just-launched F-150 Power Stroke. Prob­a­ble op­tions on the hori­zon are the new Ranger and Wran­gler pickups.

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